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Woods re-signs at Al Ahli !! - Sep 6, 2016


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Loren Woods
Al Ahli (Premier League) confirmed in their roster experienced 38-year old Lebanese ex-international center Loren Woods (218-116kg-78, college: Arizona). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Woods played there last season in GCC championship.
In 2001 he was drafted by Minnesota Timbervolves (NBA) in second round (46th overall). Woods attended University of Arizona and it will be his 16th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Defensive Player of the Year back in 2013.
Woods also played at the Arab Club Championships two years ago. His team won Bronze.
Woods is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in seven different countries. Woods tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Iran (Zob Ahan and Mahram), Lithuania (Zalgiris), Spain (CAI Zaragoza), Turkey (Anadolu Efes), NBA (Sacramento Kings), Lebanon (Al Riyadi) and D-League (Austin Spurs).
Woods is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Al Ahli.
On Woods: Very thin upper body, but leaps well, good timing, nice shooting touch, runs floor very well, and works on his game. If he was 30 pounds heavier, he could be a dominant player, but often times it is very hard for players of this size to gain weight. He hasn't played much so far this year and could break out like he did last year. Has had a tough season thus far and when playing against heavier players, he has trouble on offense, getting position.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bahrain   




Janarius
Middleton
Samaheej signs Middleton just out of college !! - 12 days ago
Samaheej (Premier League) signed American forward Janarius Middleton (203-101kg). He just graduated from Jackson State University (NCAA). Middleton has played there for the last four years. In 32 games he had 7.0ppg, 8.1rpg and 1.2apg last season. As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro. Middleton played at the SWAC Tournament Finalist in 2016. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Bahrain   [read more]

Haminn
Quaintance
Al-Najma welcomes back Quaintance, ex Saigon H. !! - 12 days ago
Al-Najma (Premier League) landed 32-year old American forward Haminn Quaintance (203-85, college: Kent State). It is actually his comeback to Manama as he has played here before. Quaintance played most recently at Saigon Heat in Vietnamese VBA league. In three ASEAN League games he averaged impressive 16.7ppg, 11.3rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0spg and 1.3bpg last season. In 2009 (a year after he left the college) Quaintance was drafted by Reno Bighorns (D-League) in second round (26th overall). He atte...   [read more]

Loren Woods
Woods re-signs at Al-Hala !! - 12 days ago
Al-Hala (Premier League) confirmed in their roster experienced 39-year old Lebanese ex-international center Loren Woods (218-116kg-78, college: Arizona). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Woods played there last season. In 2001 he was drafted by Minnesota Timbervolves (NBA) in second round (46th overall). Woods attended University of Arizona and it will be his 17th (!!!) season in pro basketball. His team made it to the Bahrain League Semifinals. The list of the past ach...   [read more]


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